Jaquey's funeral exposes divisions in bogosi

Jacqualine Khama's funeral PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Jacqualine Khama's funeral PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

While the low attendance at Jacqueline Tebogo Khama’s funeral could be blamed on her being the less popular of the Serowe royals, it has come to the fore that dikgosana allegedly barred residents from attending.

The Monitor has been reliably informed that dikgosana from three main wards in Serowe did not attend nor contribute to the funeral, urging subjects against attending Khama's funeral. Royal uncle, Phokontsi Seeletso sent a strong warning message to the said dikgosana after the funeral service. “Just like Judas sold Jesus, we also have those in Bagammangwato selling out their very own.

We should stand together as Bagammangwato and there should not be those holding back. If we have done wrong, let all of us be punished and others should not hide. "I want to say this straight out that some of our shepherds that we are your people, stop selling us out. As bogosi and uncles, we do not have people, this morafe is yours as dikgosana. I am going to be straight with you without blinking. "How do you exclude others when we should be mourning together. Why do you stop people from coming to the funeral? You will regret that decision because it will not end your way. Our pain will end in joy and your joy will end in pain. Please introspect and do what is right,” Seeletso said to ululations of approval.

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